Americans polled on Trump ‘witch hunt’ — RT World News
More than six in ten American adults don’t want the former president to win another term, while 75% think he’s guilty of misconduct
American voters are largely reluctant to accept former President Donald Trump’s claims that he is the victim of a political crisis. “witch hunt,” with most agreeing that the various criminal investigations against him are fair, and more than six in ten do not want him back in the White House, a new poll has found.
Nearly half of US voters (46%) think Trump is guilty of a crime, while another 29% say he did something unethical or even illegal, according to an NPR poll. / Marist published on Monday. Only 23% are convinced that Trump did nothing wrong. Even among Republican voters, more than half (53%) think the former president did something unethical or illegal. A whopping 74% of independents and 64% of white evangelical Christians say he was at fault or committed a crime.
“Amid multiple allegations of wrongdoing against former President Trump, what is striking is that while Republicans still broadly support him, white evangelical Christians do not support him as strongly,” Marist College returning officer Lee Miringoff said.
The poll showed that 56% of Americans consider investigations against Trump to be fair, while 41% say he is the target of a witch hunt. This outcome may not bode well for Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign. The former president claimed earlier this month that he was set to be arrested in New York, where a grand jury allegedly investigated his 2016 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. He used the looming legal threat to solicit campaign contributions and urge his supporters to stage protests in his name.
According to the poll, only 38% of American voters, including 34% of independents, want Trump to win another term as president. Similarly, only 39% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Trump, down from 42% in November.
Trump has vowed to remain in the 2024 presidential race if he is criminally charged. Some observers, like Twitter owner Elon Musk, have suggested his arrest could help him win by galvanizing his followers. “If that happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory,” Musk said earlier this month.
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